SOURCE: BSQUARE Corporation

BSQUARE Corporation

February 16, 2009 09:00 ET

BSQUARE and Texas Instruments Collaborate on First Windows Mobile® 6.5 Board Support Package for the Texas Instruments OMAP™ 3 Platform

Optimized Windows Mobile BSP Enables Mobile Device OEMs to Quickly Implement Advanced Multimedia and Power Management Features to Accelerate Time-to-Market

BELLEVUE, WA and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - February 16, 2009) - BSQUARE Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced the availability of its jointly developed, optimized Windows Mobile® 6.5 board support package (BSP) for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) OMAP™ 3 platform. The production-quality software foundation (including BSP, multimedia, imaging graphics, power management and security) accelerates time-to-market, supports higher quality products and reduces costs for Windows Mobile 6.5-based phones, gaming devices and data collection terminals.

Now, OEMs creating Windows Mobile designs with OMAP 3 processors can quickly implement consumer-demanded functionality including full, high-definition (HD) camcorder record and playback on 720p displays; advanced user interface (UI) using 3D hardware accelerated graphics using OpenGL® ES 2.0 technology; camera support for up to 12MP imaging using OMAP 3 platform's on-chip ISP; and sophisticated power management functionality.

"BSQUARE and TI have worked together to quickly and confidently leverage the full functionality of TI's powerful OMAP 3 platform while taking advantage of the newest release of Windows Mobile operating system through an optimized Windows Mobile 6.5 BSP for Windows Mobile OEMs," said Akshay Agarwal, TI's Worldwide Ecosystem Partner Manager. "The jointly developed BSQUARE BSP leverages TI's OMAP processor to provide a solid foundation for OEMs innovating Windows Mobile designs to add camcorder functionality, high-resolution camera features, full-page Web browsing and extended battery life to new products."

The Windows Mobile 6.5 software foundation for TI's OMAP 3 platform also features TI's WiLink™ 6.0 solution with support for WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth® and FM transmit and receive capabilities through the WL1271 chip.

Demonstration at Mobile World Congress

The new Windows Mobile 6.5 software foundation will be demonstrated on TI's newly-announced Zoom OMAP34x-II Mobile Development Platform in the TI Stand #8A84, Hall 8, at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Feb. 16 - 19, 2009.

Availability and Support

The Windows Mobile 6.5 software foundation is available from BSQUARE. Email sales@bsquare.com or call +1-425-519-5900 for more information.

Other Value-Added Products for Differentiation and Faster Time-to-Market

For added flexibility and performance, an ultra-high performance secure digital input/output (SDIO) HX stack from BSQUARE allows customers to incorporate SDIO peripheral, SD memory card and multimedia card memory card support into their consumer designs. This provides developers with approximately 11.5 Mbps peak throughput performance, a significant advantage compared to the 3.1 Mbps for those using a standard Windows Mobile stack. For multiplexing capability, the SDIO HX also enables multiple card slots with a single host controller.

To manage the complexity of testing Windows Mobile devices and applications, BSQUARE TestQuest Countdown offers a robust automated testing platform. Quality assurance teams can rapidly generate automated test suites and then manage the quality assurance process across organizations as well as geographies. The result is reduced cycle time, accelerated time-to-market and a quality end-user experience. BSQUARE offers training and mentoring services to jumpstart adoption of the TestQuest CountDown tools as well as full turn-key services for companies that want BSQUARE to create a QA program for their mobile products based on the CountDown testing platform.

About OMAP Technology Centers

Independent OMAP Technology Centers provide manufacturers and developers access to a broad range of system expertise, including OMAP development training, systems integration, and OMAP support products such as reference designs and compilers. BSQUARE is one of a growing list of technology leaders who are part of TI's independent OMAP Technology Center network.

About BSQUARE

BSQUARE is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing engineering services and production-ready software products for the smart device market. Since 1994, BSQUARE has provided device manufacturers with software solutions for personal navigation devices, point-of-sale terminals, handheld data terminals, smart phones and many other device categories allowing them to get to market more quickly and cost effectively. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com